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Iditarod River
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Bethel, Yukon–Koyukuk
Physical characteristics
Main source north of the Russian Mountains
north of Chuathbaluk on the Kuskokwim River, Bethel Census Area
1,103 ft (336 m)
River mouth Innoko River
25 miles (40 km) northeast of Holikachuk, Yukon–Koyukuk Census Area
56 ft (17 m)
Length 325 mi (523 km)

The Iditarod River is a 325-mile (523 km) tributary of the Innoko River in the U.S. state of Alaska. The river begins north of Chuathbaluk and the Russian Mountains and flows northeast and then west to meet the larger river near Holikachuk.

Iditarod is an Anglicization of the Deg Hit’an (Athabascan) name for the river, Haiditirod or Haidilatna, which is probably an English version of the name of a village on the river, that may have corresponded with the village called Iditarod in the 1900s.

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